Daly Cherry-Evans backflips, dumps Gold Coast for Manly

Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans (center) is tackled by Leeds' Paul McShane during a World Club Challenge rugby league match in 2012.
Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans (center) is tackled by Leeds' Paul McShane during a World Club Challenge rugby league match in 2012. Tim Hales

DALY Cherry-Evans has reportedly ended the media circus surrounding his future with an Olympic gold medal back flip to stay with Manly.

According to Fox Sports, Manly will confirm later today that former Mackay and Sunshine Coast player Cherry-Evans will be staying with the Sea Eagles until at least 2018.

The 26 year-old playmaker is understood to have agreed to a new three-year deal just hours after the NRL scrapped its Round 13 contract deadline rule.

Despite maintaining for weeks he would honour a handshake deal with the Gold Coast earlier this year, Cherry-Evans has taken advantage of the old rule which allowed the club holding the contract to make a counter offer up until Round 13.

Is Daly Cherry-Evans making the right decision?

This poll ended on 30 June 2015.

Current Results

No way, he made a handshake deal with the Gold Coast. He should honour that.


Yep, if the Gold Coast can't offer what Manly can offer, it's not Daly's fault


Poor choice Daly, now you're going to be stuck in NSW


You made the right choice, you would hate to be stuck in Queensland


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

News Limited reported today Daley Cherry-Evans would renege on his deal with the Gold Coast, sure to be rocked by the news after believing they had a water-tight arrangement with the representative halfback.

Manly have called a press conference at 1pm today to announce Cherry-Evans in staying for a reported $3.5 million on a new three-year deal.

The NRL yesterday scrapped its unpopular Round 13 contract rules which turned Cherry-Evans's signing into a media circus.

The news will take some of some of the heat off the club with increasing speculation it is about to dump coach Geoff Toovey for Panther's assistant coach Trent Barrett.

Meanwhile in other news the high-flying Cowboys have rewarded Paul Green for delivering a record nine straight wins by extending his contract with North Queensland for a further three years.

"I'm really happy to have the future settled and excited about where the club is going with the footy program," he said.

"Given my wife Amanda is from Home Hill, the whole family feels settled in North Queensland. It's a perfect fit for all of us.

"I've got a great bunch of players here to work with and I'm thrilled about what the future holds for the Cowboys.

"I've got a very good staff, a terrific playing group and a tremendously supportive board."


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